Posted on: 26-Feb-2016
In the Republic of Ireland from 31st March 2016 it will be compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped.
Posted on: 25-Feb-2016
A new café geared towards dog lovers and their companions opened its doors in Dublin last week to a great reception from the city’s pet owners.
Posted on: 03-Jun-2015
We have received the following update from Dr Patrick Cass BVSc (Hons), Veterinary Office - Animal and Biological Import Assessments Branch, Department of Agriculture Australia.
"The Australian Government Department of Agriculture has recently noticed an increase in the number of dogs imported to Australia that have been administered inappropriate external parasite treatments as part of their pre-export preparations. The products that have been used are oral formulations containing fluralaner, spinosad or afoxolaner.
Australian import conditions require the use of external parasite treatments that kill ticks and fleas on contact. This means that the parasite is not able to bite the dog (or cat) in order to be exposed to the active ingredient and therefore, greatly reduces the chance of transmission of vector-borne diseases. As a general rule, oral external parasite treatments do not meet Australian import conditions and should therefore not be relied upon for exporting dogs and cats to Australia.
The department’s website includes a table of acceptable parasite treatments for use in preparing dogs and cats for export to Australia - http://www.agriculture.gov.au/cats-dogs/step-by-step-guides/parasite-treatment .We strongly advise all prospective exporters to consult this list prior to beginning export preparations. The list is not exhaustive but where an exporter wishes to use an unlisted product they should contact us first to check that it will be appropriate."
Posted on: 02-Jun-2015
The Department of Agriculture, animal division has issued the following information which will come into effect later 2015.
Posted on: 26-Mar-2015
According to the latest data (http://www.dot.gov/airconsumer/february-2015-air-travel-consumer-report) released from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 17 animals died during transport on U.S. airlines in 2014; the lowest number in years.
Posted on: 26-Mar-2015
We are proud to report that K International Freight are now an approved pet carrier on the Department of Agriculture website. We believe that this is a reflection of the high standard of care and attention we ensure that all of the animals entrusted in our care receive.